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Circular Temple or Vestàs, Tivoli

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The "Temple of Vesta" is a Roman temple in Tivoli, Italy, dating to the early 1st century BC. Its ruins sit on the acropolis of the city, overlooking the falls of the Aniene that are now included in the Villa Gregoriana.It is not known for certain to whom the temple was dedicated, whether to Hercules, the protecting god of Tibur, or to Albunea, the Tiburtine Sibyl, or to Tiburnus, the eponymous hero of the city, or to Vesta herself, whose more familiar circular peripteral Temple of Vesta is to be seen in the Roman Forum. A rectangular temple stands nearby, equally difficult to attribute, often called the ''Temple of the Sibyl".The name of the builder or restorer of the "Temple of Vesta" is Lucius Gellius, memorialized in the inscription on the architrave. The peripteral temple in a variant of the Corinthian order surrounds its circular cella, which is raised on a high brick podium clad in blocks of travertine: the cella has a door and two windows. The ambulacrum that surrounds the cella had eighteen Corinthian columns (ten remain standing).The temple's capitals has two rows of Acanthus (ornament) and its abacus is decorated with oversize fleuron (architectural) in the form of hibiscus flowers with pronounced spiral pistils. The column flutes have flat tops. The frieze exhibits fruit swag (motif) suspended between bucrania. Above each swag is a rosette (design). The cornice does not have modillions.
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  • Temple fairly well preserved, located next to the garden DO Gregorian chant. very little is seen in a few minutes.
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  • In truth they are two distinct and well preserved archaeological remains, but adjacent to each other, standing on the edge of Rocky Valley of hell where the Aniene waterfall plummets. The temple said of the Sibyl (pictured right) is rectangular in shape, with four ionic columns on the front, and the Temple of Vesta (left), of circular form, supported by 10 Corinthian columns. You can access their free viewing is coming from the restaurant "Sibyl" that from the entrance of Villa Gregoriana located on the left side of the Valley (Via della Sibilla).
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  • We were there on a seventh does for my wife's birthday. We waited about twenty minutes before ordering, the food a little less expectations. prices dear.
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  • One of the most beautiful remainings in Forum Romanum from the Roman empire with beautiful columns.
  • The most sacre shrine in roman time,To keep the holy flame lit by vestral virgin.
  • The Temple of Vesta is an ancient edifice in Rome, Italy, located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and the House of the Vestal Virgins
  • Awesome Roman history!
  • AMAZING! Don't miss it!!! Magnificent historical spot.

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Tivoli is so close to Rome that you can easily explore it from one of the capital city's comfortable budget hotels. If you wish to stay in Tivoli itself, consider booking your room at a family-run inn, an affordable alternative to the area's more expensive big-chain hotels. Most of the city's hotels are located outside the historical town center, so if you want quick access to Tivoli's tourist sites, try to stay near a public bus or train station, or consider renting a car for the duration of your trip.
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